Movies To Be Excited About in 2013

Fast cars? Check. Dreamy drivers? Check. Compelling story? Triple check. Ozzi hunk Chris Hemsworth plays British Formula 1 driver James Hunt whose epic rivalry with Austrian counterpart NikiLauda led to a horrific crash in 1976.

RUSH (September 2013)

Fast cars? Check. Dreamy drivers? Check. Compelling story? Triple check.  Ozzi hunk Chris Hemsworth plays British Formula1driver James Hunt whose epic rivalry with Austrian counterpart NikiLauda led to a horrific crash in 1976. An extraordinary story of one of the fiercest rivalries in sporting history, Rush has all the necessary ingredients to keep the audience enthralled.

The Counselor (October 2013)

Team up one of the greatest living fiction writers with a dream team of actors, what do you think will happen? Oh yeah, throw in a brilliant director as well. Screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem….need I say more?

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (November 2013)

Scheduled to debut atToronto Film Festivalin September, Nelson Mandela’s biopic could not have better timing. The world has had a close eye on the former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary since he was hospitalized with a serious lung infection in June. Based on his 1994 biography, Long Walk to Freedom, audiences all over the world are anticipating this visual glimpse into Mandela’s extraordinary life journey – especially at a time when this life is threatening to come to an end.

Read: A Timeline Of The Great Madiba: Important Events Of Nelson Mandela’s Historic Life (PHOTOS)

The Wolf of Wall Street (November 2013)

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street almost guarantees success with this dynamic duo. With highly acclaimed collaborations like Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island, and The Departed under their belt, Marty and Leo should have this in the bag. Based on the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort the movie explores the high-life of Wall Street and some of its demons (corruption and crime). On a side note: Can anyone recall a DiCaprio movie that tanked - both creatively and at the box office? Either he chooses the best scripts and creative teams or he just delivers a stellar performance every time.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  (November 2013)

Featuring Hollywood’s new ‘it’ girl, Jennifer Lawrence, the second film installment of The Hunger Games adventure novel has many fans anticipating another successful run. As someone who has no connection to the book’s cult following, I know I will buy a movie ticket just to see Lawrence on the big screen. A rare breed amongst her peers, Lawrence is not just a talented actor but an actual person as well.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Is Completely Shocked That Jack Nicholson Would Say Hi To Her (Video)

Her (November 2013)

The eccentric yet brilliant Joaquin Phoenix stars in director Spike Jonze’s new sci-fi/romance movie in which a writer falls in love with a Siri-like computer. Ok that sounds weird but when the actors and director are this good, it is worth the watch. Jonze wears many hats. He has directed music videos for Jay-Z and Fatboy while churning out movies like Being John Malkovich and Where The Wild Things Are.

Her also stars Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Samantha. That must be one sexy operating system!

Thor: The Dark World (November 2012)

The beautiful and multitalented Natalie Portman brings brain to this comic book story, while the leading actor Chris Hemsworth adds all the necessary brawn. Quite easy on the eyes, this handsome duo is back with Thor’s(2011) sequel. Granted it will be super commercial and probably an easy paycheck for Portman, but everybody loves a good super-hero flick. Let’s just hope it doesn’t disappoint like this year’s Man of Steel and Wolverine.

American Hustle (December 2013)

Starring Jennifer Lawrence (LOVE HER), Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, De Niro and the ‘heavy hitters’ list goes on, this movie just looks cool. Watch the trailer and you’ll know what I mean.

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